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KELVINGROVE PARK, KELVIN WAY, KELVINGROVE BANDSTAND AND AMPHITHEATRELB46592

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
24/01/2000
Local Authority
Glasgow
Planning Authority
Glasgow
Burgh
Glasgow
NGR
NS 57070 66394
Coordinates
257070, 666394

Description

Glasgow Public Parks Department, 1924 with later alterations. Single storey, 3-bay, cross-plan bandstand centred at foot of near oval-shaped amphitheatre. Whitewashed harl; red brick dressings. Base course; corniced string course; overhanging timber bracketed eaves.

BANDSTAND, NW (FRONT) ELEVATION: recessed, 3-bay, raked stage at centre with timber door centred at rear; timber doors in angled corners to left and right; Ionic columns framing opening. Boarded timber dado panelling within; boarded timber combed ceiling. Full-width platform projecting to front; scroll-bracketed canopy aligned above. Tapering, square-plan ridge vent at centre with domed cupola and decorative finial. NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind elevation to principal block. Projecting platform and canopy recessed to outer right. Gabled projection recessed to outer left. SE (REAR) ELEVATION: 3-bay, gabled projection at centre with 2-leaf timber door centred at ground; flanking single windows. Principal block set behind with basement openings recessed to outer left and right; single windows above. SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind elevation to principal block. Projecting platform and canopy recessed to outer left. Gabled projection recessed to outer right. Red tile piended roof; tiled brattishing. INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

AMPHITHEATRE: stepped, near oval-shaped amphitheatre to front.

Statement of Special Interest

An essentially intact example of a relatively rare building type, particularly notable for being one of the earliest, post-war equivalents of the more common, pre-war, octagonal-plan bandstands - see separate list entries. The retention of the contemporary amphitheatre is also of note. Original plans show a scrolled motif centred above the canopy and further finials and decorative brattishing on the roof (missing 1999). The plans also show 2 pay boxes once flanked the bandstand ) not evident 1999).

References

Bibliography

Corporation of Glasgow Parks Department plans, 1924 (signed E Matthews). Ordnance Survey map, 1913 (not evident). Ordnance Survey map, 1932 (evident). E Williamson, A Riches, M Higgs THE BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND: GLASGOW (1990) p282,

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